- If you have a possible work related injury simply
call the Workers' Compensation Office at (989) 774-7177 any time, day
or night, to report an incident. The Workers' Compensation Office will
complete the necessary paperwork for you.
- In the
event that your work-related injury results in your CMU authorized
medical care provider taking you off work for 7 consecutive days or
more, please be advised that you will be taken off of CMU's payroll as
of the eighth day you are off work. Your benefits will continue,
however; you may be responsible for paying your employee contribution
amounts depending on your benefit package, union contract and the length
of time you are off work.
- Any time you are off for
a work-related injury it is also counted as Family Medical Leave time
(if you are eligible) and will be recorded as such by the person
processing your payroll.
- If your claim is approved, you will receive workers' compensation lost wage payments from Eagle Claims Management.
These payments will not totally replace your wages but they are not
taxable. Once your physician has released you to either unrestricted
work or restricted work that your supervisor is able to accommodate, you
will be reinstated on CMU payroll.
- It is very
important to maintain communication with the Workers' Compensation
Office during the time you are off work so that you keep us informed
after each physician appointment and get any questions or concerns you
may have answered promptly.
For more information, see the workers' compensation website or contact the Workers' Compensation Office at (989) 774-7177.
Why do I have to use my sick/personal paid time for doctor visits or for a day I stayed home due to a workers' comp injury?
Workers' compensation law states that a person must be taken off work by an
employer approved physician for a minimum length of time before they are
eligible to receive wage loss benefits.
Why is my workers' compensation check so much lower than my regular CMU paycheck?
Workers' compensation payments are not meant to totally replace lost wages, but
rather to help ensure a person does not go completely without financial
support in the event they are unable to work. Payments are computed
using a person's prior year's earnings and work compensation payment
tables for the State of Michigan.
Why can't I be treated by my family physician?
employers may direct injured workers to a treating physician or medical
facility of the employer's choice for the first 28 days of care
following the injury or illness. If you choose to seek treatment with
your own health care provider, your insurance carrier may refuse to pay
for the work-related services leaving you responsible for full payment.
After the first 28 days of medical care, you may choose your own
treating physician, but must provide the doctor's name to the CMU
Workers' Compensation Office at 774-7177 prior to seeking treatment.